Circumstance, one of the Women In Film Foundation's 2010 Film Finishing Fund Grant recipients and winner of the Audience Award for Dramatic Feature at this year's Sundance Film Festival will be opening in theaters on August 26, 2011.
We congratulate writer-director-producer Maryam Keshavarz, producers Karin Chien and Melissa Lee, and the rest of the cast and crew.Through the telling of a teenage love triangle, Circumstance shows Iran's newest generation fighting for personal freedom in the face of ongoing, multi-faceted repression.
Teenagers Atafeh, and her best friend, Shireen, are experimenting with their burgeoning sexuality amidst the subculture of Tehran's underground art scene when Atafeh's brother, Mehran, returns home from drug rehab as the prodigal son.
Battling his demons, Mehran vehemently renounces his former life as a classical musician and joins the morality police. He disapproves of his sister's developing intimate relationship with Shireen and becomes obsessed with saving Shireen from Atafeh's influence. Suddenly, the two siblings, who were close confidants, are entangled in a triangle of suspense, surveillance, and betrayal as the once-liberal haven of the family home becomes a place of danger for the beautiful Atafeh.
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